The magical things that help in improving our health don’t have to be complex. They can as simple as the saying that the best things in life don’t cost anything!
Lemon water may look like a simple and commonplace homemade remedy, but there are endless health benefits of it. Most of us just don’t see those benefits.
Lemon water has a great taste. It hydrates our body and meets our daily requirement for water. All its health benefits – for both mind and body contribute to improving our overall lives and restoring our wellbeing.
You don’t have to follow any complex routine or prepare anything too sophisticated to get all these benefits. Just drink 1 cup lemon water the first thing you take every day.
Lemon is so rich in nutrients that it is considered among the top fruits in terms of health benefits. It contains high levels of:
– Vitamin B
– Vitamin C
If you start drinking it daily, you will be able to start a healthy and fresh day every day. The first thing it will do is help in stimulating your digestive system and detoxifying full body.
The health-improving benefits of lemon have already been studied and proven. So why are you waiting to make it a part of your everyday routine?
One of the most important reasons you should build this routine is because of your immune system. Ayurveda claims that the routine you follow regard your life choices will work either against or for your body’s resistance to diseases.
How Can you Prepare the Perfect Lemon Water?
All it needs to prepare this health drink is 5 minutes of your daily time. It’s simple and quick and involves just squeezing a half lemon in 1 cup of lukewarm water.
Note: – If your weight is 150 lbs or over, it is best to use a whole lemon, not half.
There is a big reason for using lukewarm water. It will help in waking up your body at a gradual pace while encouraging digestion. You shouldn’t use hot or cold water because they require more energy for processing. You could use room-temperature water too.
If you have a liking for lemon juice, there is no restriction in drinking it the entire day. you could enjoy it in lukewarm, hot or cold water, anyway you want!
When you follow this routine of lemon water every day in the morning, it can bring big changes in your life.
We give you 15 ways it can change your life:
1. No More Morning Caffeine
There are so many people who can’t start their day without that morning cup of coffee. If you move to lemon water, you won’t lose the energy boost. It will not only give you similar kind of energy to kick start your day, it will also help in waking up your body.
2. Feel More Energetic
Your morning lemon drink will not only make your more energetic, it will also give a boost to your mood.
3. Improved Digestion
There’s a good reason why lemon juice is great for our digestive system. Its structure is almost like that of the juices in our stomach. It will also help in detoxifying and loosening our digestive tract.
There are many other benefits for our digestive system:
– It supports bowel movement in morning
– It causes bile production
– It helps in hydration of colon
– It helps in infusing water in the stool
Lemon juice also helps in fighting indigestion, bloating and heartburn.
4. Antiviral & Antibacterial Benefits
Lemon also has powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties. Because of this, it is beneficial in the prevention and treatment of cold and flu. It also helps in giving relief to sore throat. Once you build a habit of drinking lemon water in the morning, you will significantly minimize the risks of getting these problems.
5. Detoxifying Full Body
Lemon also helps in the detoxification of your full body. It helps by removing toxins from your body and preventing toxic deposit. This helps in reducing the damage caused at cellular, tissue and organ levels.
Another way lemon helps in cleansing is by helping with the loosening and elimination of waste from digestive tract. It helps in cleansing the colon. It helps in triggering the liver’s function. Lemon also activates enzyme production.
Another great property of lemon is that it works as a diuretic. If you don’t know what that means, lemon works by eliminating toxins from your urinary tract. It also alters the pH levels in such a way that the environment is no longer conducive for bacterial growth.
So if you are suffering from urinary tract infection (UTI), you can use lemon water.
6. Helps In Reducing Inflammation
Many people suffer from the adverse effects of inflammation in their body. Do you know that it is mostly caused because of the deposition of uric acid? But lemon is capable of removing uric acid from within your joints and giving your relief by reducing inflammation.
7. Get Healthy & Revitalized Skin
Another great way lemon helps you is by help your skin look younger and fresher. This is because of the high levels of vitamin C in it. It helps in retaining elasticity and preventing appearance of wrinkles. The vitamin C also minimizes blemishes.
The high levels of antioxidants also help in preventing or reducing damage due to free radicals. Let it be known that free radicals are behind premature skin aging.
8. Stronger Immune System
The vitamin C present in lemon juice also helps in boosting your immune system. So, your body will become more resistant to flu and cold. Another way lemon helps is by improving your body’s power to absorb iron from foods. And iron is another important ingredient for stronger immunity.
9. Alkalizing Body
Lemon is acidic in nature. Does that mean that it can increase the risks of various diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s and cancer, and obesity and inflammation? But lemon is sour, no doubt, but instead of having any acidic effect, it is an alkalizing food. In fact, it is among the most alkalizing foods you can find on the planet. So, it doesn’t form acids once in your body. It does the very opposite.
10. Stimulating Weight Loss
If you have a weight problem, your morning lemon water is going to do wonders for you. It melts fat and helps you with weight loss. It works by improving your metabolism. Lemon will also keep you feeling fuller for longer durations and fight food cravings. One of the first things you will notice is that you will no longer feel like snacking.
11. Improved Brain Power
Do you have a job that involves a lot of stress? If you want to maintain your mental clarity, start drinking lemon water in the morning. It will also help in boosting your focus.
Lemon contains nutrients which are considered great for your brain and nerve – magnesium and potassium. Drinking lemon water also helps in fighting stress and depression.
12. Fight Phlegm & Mucus Formation
When you drink lemon water, it also helps in reducing the formation of phlegm and mucus. At the same time, keep in mind that drinking cow’s milk also increases sensitivity for mucus production.
13. Enjoy Fresher Breath
As already mentioned, lemon water is great for improving our overall health. But lemon juice shouldn’t be taken in its undiluted form because it has citric acid that could easily be damaging to the tooth enamel.
It will be best to drink it in the form of lemon water. Care should also be taken that you don’t brush your teeth using it. Lemon is excellent in the elimination of mouth bacteria and in freshening up your breath.
14. Lemon Fights Cancer
The high levels of antioxidants in lemon help in reducing the risks of developing various kinds of cancer. It is well known now that cancer cells require acidic environment for developing and thriving. But lemon helps in neutralizing acids. The alkalization due to lemon helps in preventing and inhibiting cancer cell growth.
15. Keeping your Body Hydrated
Our body must remain properly hydrated for carrying out various functions. The need for hydration increases further during summers. You can drink water to meet your body’s water needs, but drinking lemon water has so many benefits.
You should start with the morning lemon water routine and then follow it up with drinking it regularly throughout the day. This will help you in remaining both healthy and hydrated!
About The Author:
“Amy Goodrich is a certified biologist, holistic health coach and a life and food lover. She is the founder of the healthy lifestyle website www.Body-in-Balance.org and creator of the online program, www.ThinForever.me. You can find here on Facebook or Google+ or get her free clean, whole food recipe eBook here:http://www.body-in-balance.org/amys-home-kitchen-recipe-book/”